Learning Myths vs. Learning Facts

The Effortful Educator

*The following article originally posted on the American Psychological Association’s Psych Learning Curve website on July 17, 2017: 

http://psychlearningcurve.org/learning-myths-vs-learning-facts/

Unless you’ve been under a rock, avoiding the most infamous jargon of education, you’ve heard the term ‘learning styles’. It has become quite the buzzword in the last decade or so and is almost said with a cringe today. In what can be described as a neuromyth, learning styles have taken a beating by recent research and should be laid to rest with other famous falsehoods of psychology and education. Shockingly enough, though, its proliferation still exists.

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